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NCAAB Game Preview - Friars underdogs vs Panthers at Pittsburgh

Providence FriarsPittsburgh Panthers
Jan 25, 7:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

Providence Friars vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds

12-8TEAM RECORD11-9

Petersen Events Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Pittsburgh Panthers and the visiting Providence Friars in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Panthers sport records of 11-9 and 5-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Friars have 12-8 and 6-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-9 for the Panthers and 7-7 for the Friars.

View Providence vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 104-rated Providence taking on the No. 64-rated Panthers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-71 win for the Panthers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Friars rank No. 27 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.8 per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pittsburgh is college basketball's No. 143-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Friars rate No. 323 with 4.4 per game.

Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 140-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Providence was a 79-72 loser at home against Marquette. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Bryce Cotton scored 26 points for Providence on Saturday, but the Golden Eagles managed a 79-72 victory over the Friars at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Pittsburgh was a 73-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Louisville. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Pittsburgh suffered a 73-62 loss against Louisville on Saturday, getting 14 points from Ashton Gibbs in a losing effort at Petersen Events Center.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-5
Before playing South Florida are 3-7
After playing Marquette are 4-4
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Georgetown are 8-2
After playing Louisville are 7-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Friars at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Providence's last 11 games on the road
Providence is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Providence is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Providence
Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Providence
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Providence
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Providence

Next up:
Providence at South Florida, Sunday, January 29
Pittsburgh home to Georgetown, Saturday, January 28

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